MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics28.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive50.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory0.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140731
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 13:44
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54.2% Above average
1-Core 86.6
2-Core 168
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 284
39% 287 Pts
64-Core 274
18% 274 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Relative performance (0th percentile)
28.5% Poor
Lighting 103
Reflection 120
Parallax 105
27% 109 fps
MRender 93.6
Gravity 98.7
Splatting 79.8
29% 90.7 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 28.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 91 93 95 94 99 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 265
Write 121
Mixed 145
SusWrite 95
35% 156 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 27
95% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 94
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 102
79% 107 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 74%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$60
74GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 263 299 292 298 294 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 376
Write 354
Mixed 344
SusWrite 287
77% 340 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 70.1
4K Mixed 38.6
128% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 337
258% 351 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 131%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
249GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 113 117 116 119 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
72.8% Very good
Read 139
Write 138
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 114
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
19.2% Very poor
MC Read 5.4
MC Write 7.1
MC Mixed 5.8
17% 6.1 GB/s
SC Read 4.4
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 3.6
14% 4.9 GB/s
Latency 95.8
42% 95.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 19.2%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 22,760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $802
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